Artist: Auguste Rodin (1840-1917)
Title: Nu féminin agenouillé, penché vers l’avant
Size: 11.3 x 16.5 x 19.5 cms.
(4 x 6 x 8 ins.)
Materials: Bronze
Markings: Signature, number and inscriptions: A Rodin, no 04/08 © by Musee Rodin 2004/E.Godard, Fondeur, Paris
Availability: Contact the gallery
Notes: This figure of a kneeling female nude was displayed in 1900 at the Alma exhibition.  Although it differs from The Mermaid, the title it bore in the exhibition catalogue, in the way the legs are bent, a little more open, and without arms, it appears to be an intermediate phase between the former and a nude, of which the Rodin Museum possesses several examples. This nude is based on the same figure, represented in an upright and almost vertical position, the arms folded over the chest and the knees bent at right angles.  The example presented here is set on a base that seems to have been intended to hold another element.  Rodin showed a recurring interest in this figure and incorporated it in several assemblages, with another female nude, with a male nude, arranged head down, and even in an antique bowl.
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